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Topping-out Ceremony
for Twin Data Center in Germany

Topping-out Ceremony for Twin Data Center in Germany

The high-performance data center in Biere (Germany), being built by a Joint Venture consisting of global EPC company M+W Group and construction group Ed. Züblin in the role of general contractor, is well on schedule.

It took just eight months of construction to complete the main structure of the multi-storey building, which tenant T-Systems International GmbH will put into operation in 2014. Even the hundred-year flood in the early summer was unable to jeopardise the construction works on the new data center campus in Biere in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. After just eight months of construction, the topping-out wreath was hoisted on schedule above the completed main structure of the building. Together with the expansion of the data center in Magdeburg (with approx. 1,800 sqm of IT space), which is also being realised by the JV, the new building will form part of a highsecurity twin data center. Computing centers of this kind secure all programmes and data in parallel. In case of an incident at one facility, the twin can immediately stand in for the other without any interruption of service. The JV is responsible for the complete construction planning, the materials purchasing, as well as the turnkey construction and technical fittings of the building including energy supply. With a total usable area of 33,000 sqm upon completion, the twin-core facility in Biere will be perfectly pre-pared for the future as Germany’s largest data center operated by an IT service provider. With a PUE rating (power usage effectiveness) of less than 1.3, the new data center will be one of the most energy-efficient in its class.